Top Daily Stories for February 2013

Feb 26 2013

New VA clinics, expansions left in limbo

Top Headlines - Tue, 2013-02-26 14:57
The agency is warning that unless lawmakers act, some currently operating clinics may have to close when their leases expire and other long-planned expansions will not go forward.
Feb 26 2013

Hagel Survives Filibuster, Last Big Roadblock to Defense Post

The New York Times - Global - Tue, 2013-02-26 12:51
With a 71-to-27 vote, the Senate has cleared the way for Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as defense secretary, despite complaints from Republicans about his readiness for the job.
Feb 26 2013

Aviation chief: USMC can weather budget cuts

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-02-26 11:16
The Marine Corps’ head of aviation is downplaying the gloom-and-doom rhetoric being used to describe the effect budget cuts could have if Congress fails to derail sequestration by the Friday deadline.
Feb 24 2013

House Intelligence Chairman: U.S. 'Losing' Cyber War

The Wall Street Journal - - Sun, 2013-02-24 14:19
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said recent reports about Chinese hacking show the U.S. is losing a global cyber war.
Feb 22 2013

Drone Pilots Found to Get Stress Disorders Much as Those in Combat Do

The New York Times - Fri, 2013-02-22 23:02
A Defense Department study, the first of its kind, showed that pilots of drone aircraft experience mental health problems much like those of pilots who are deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Feb 22 2013

In Niger, U.S. Troops Set Up Drone Base

The New York Times - Global - Fri, 2013-02-22 18:21
President Obama announced Friday that the base in Niger will be used for unarmed-drone surveillance missions in the region and for supporting the French-led operation against militants in Mali.
Feb 22 2013

CNO stresses safety in the face of cuts

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-02-22 17:17
As the Navy prepares for deep cuts to its training and maintenance budgets, its top officer has a message for all commanders—there’s a limit to doing more with less.
Feb 22 2013

Entire F-35 fleet grounded over engine issues

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-02-22 15:15
The DOD has suspended all test flights for the entire F-35 joint strike fighter fleet because of engine problems.
Feb 22 2013

Freedom, First LCS to Deploy in March Top Stories - Fri, 2013-02-22 15:15
Navy officials announced the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS-1) is on track to begin its first deployment March 1.
Feb 22 2013

Dismantling crew boards grounded Navy ship

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 2013-02-22 13:49
Crews have boarded a U.S. Navy minesweeper stranded on a Philippine reef to begin dismantling it, the state-run Philippine News Agency reported Friday.


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